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How to Repair Your Marble Countertops
Posted on 10/08/2019
How to Repair Your Marble Countertops
The word “sincere” comes from the Latin prefix sine meaning “without” and the cerae meaning “wax.” In ancient times, when marble had cracks or chips, nefarious craftsmen would fill the crack with wax to hide the damage, making the stonework “insincere.” With the proliferation of marble countertops in the décor of the past several years, many homeowners do...
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How To Get Your Home Ready For A Baby
Posted on 10/01/2019
How To Get Your Home Ready For A Baby
Babies change everything, especially when it comes to your home. If you have a little one on the way then baby-proofing your home is in the near future. Here are a few tips to get your house prepared for that new little addition. Preliminaries Safety first Kids, especially babies, seem to always be in precarious situations mostly because...
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Why You Should Consider Professional Staging
Posted on 09/24/2019
Why You Should Consider Professional Staging
As recently as 20-25 years ago, most people thought “staging” was for the theater and model homes. The idea of professionally temporarily decorating a home to sell it was not on the average homeowner’s radar. All that changed with the advent of TLC, HGTV, and other networks dedicated to home buying/selling and renovating shows. If you’re selling a...
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Artful Vintage
Posted on 09/17/2019
Artful Vintage
Are you shopping for art for just the right piece to complete your décor? You'll find a plethora of art at vintage stores and antique malls. Some stalls cater specifically to old paintings, maps, or empty frames, so take a peak in all the kiosks and booths. But know what you're looking at before you go. Paintings versus...
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Why you Need a Real Estate Professional
Posted on 09/10/2019
Why you Need a Real Estate Professional
When looking to purchase real estate, you will have a lot of questions. That is where a real estate professional can help you out. Not only with the questions you currently have but with those things you did not even know to ask. At first, it may just be about the market in general. Is it time to...
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Buying, Building or Remodeling? Start with An Idea Book
Posted on 09/03/2019
Buying, Building or Remodeling? Start with An Idea Book
Thinking of buying a new home, building your dream home or remodeling the home you have? Before you reach out to your nearest real estate agent, find a building contractor or raid your local do-it-yourself home improvement store, gather and refine all your ideas in one place by creating an idea book. As the name says, an idea...
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Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
Posted on 08/27/2019
Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Fire Pit Safety Tips You Should Know
Posted on 08/20/2019
Fire Pit Safety Tips You Should Know
Fire pits are not only attractive but are also a fantastic addition to any rural backyard or homestead. They are inexpensive to use; they help to elongate the use of your yard through the fall and winter. However, you must be very cautious when you use a fire pit. You could set the house on fire if you...
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5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Posted on 08/13/2019
5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Personal development goals require practical efforts to achieve. While it may seem as if these activities are insignificant, they quickly add up to just what you need to grow. Take the time to practice these few tips that are sure to strengthen your stand on the personal growth front. Start with a New Hobby An excellent way to...
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Top Barbecue Accessories For Your Home Grill
Posted on 08/06/2019
Top Barbecue Accessories For Your Home Grill
It's that period of the year where families and friends come out to have fun - nothing else spells fun better than a barbecue and a cold drink. Grilling has gone past the age of kettle grills and charcoal briquettes. With summer approaching, you want to get your grill equipment ready for the warm weather. The grill is...
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Minimizing Your Waste to Nothing
Posted on 07/30/2019
Minimizing Your Waste to Nothing
Post If living green is a new endeavor for you, reducing your waste output down to zero is an ambitious goal. However, it is a noble one. With some re-thinking and effort, you can make great strides in the quantity of trash you and your household produces. Put in some of these practices and what you add to landfills...
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Should You Invest in an Older Home?
Posted on 07/23/2019
Should You Invest in an Older Home?
Older homes can be a great investment opportunity. A solid home in a revitalizing but established neighborhood is perfect for flipping, renting out for additional income or first-time homebuyers. There are a variety of differences between buying an older home that may require renovation and newer homes that are move-in ready. Benefits of Older Neighborhoods Since cities spread...
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